Cheyna Roth

Reporter

Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, based at the state capitol in Lansing. Her reports are heard daily on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR.

Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN.

Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker.

flickr user: pkay chelle / https://flic.kr/p/jMCjmX

Michigan State University faces a potential 500 (m) million dollar settlement. But the school hasn’t said yet how it plans to pay the bill.


Flickr User Joe Gratz / https://flic.kr/p/bkUna

More than 300 victims of sexual assault are one step closer to a multi-million dollar settlement with Michigan State University.

 

The lawsuit is over the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar. He’s the man who sexually assaulted his patients for decades.

flickr user: david shane / https://flic.kr/p/9kedZ4

Victims of certain crimes in Michigan could become harder to track down – and advocates say that’s for their own safety.


Flickr User Jim Bowen / https://flic.kr/p/LWimX

A new campaign says it’s going to make the government pay attention to the struggles of poor people. 


Flickr User Doug Kerr / https://flic.kr/p/f8E4tH

Members of a state board in charge of the safety of pipelines say they’re not alarmed by a recent coolant spill into the Straits of Mackinac. 

Pages